“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha
Daily Nugget of Gold 1176
Understanding The Creative Process
We think of creativity as a good thing. That’s nice and it’s even helpful to us when we wish to enhance our experiences on this earth- so there’s nothing wrong with thinking of it mainly as a positive thing. This time we’re going to examine the creative process a little more closely to gain a better understanding in how it works, so we can use it more often to our benefit and less often to our detriment. To our detriment? You might ask if we mean, “Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.”? No, that’s not exactly what we are referring to.
To begin, we should come to an understanding that all created things have their start in a form of thought. It could be an idea, it might be a suggestion we’ve accepted as true, it sometimes is something we fear. We may perhaps start the creative process by idealizing a certain goal, too. The “thing” we are talking about here could be something a wide range of possibilities. That “thing” could be a car, finding our perfect mate, or a better job. It could just as easily be a deadly disease, a motor vehicle accident, or the IRS coming to audit us. We do want to be careful in what we think about most of the time for it’s our dominant thoughts which transmute into physical form most often.
One mistake people make is that they believe we live in a purely physical universe. Yes, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest this is true, but there are also all the greats throughout history who have been trying to tell us that the Spiritual world is more fundamental. Spiritual- as in “non-physical”. If a person tends to believe that physical matter is all there is, this locks them into that paradigm and stymies their potential for growth. It might often lead to a premature demise in that believing that something physical happening might be unavoidable, or even once it has, that there’s nothing we can do about it. One cure for those who think that the physical universe is all there is would be getting acquainted with quantum physics. Scientists who study this aren’t so sure that there’s nothing but physical matter making up our reality.
So what of all this? We want to see ourselves as always involved in creating by focusing our thoughts, whether we create things we like or we don’t. If we do, then we can work within that framework to make positive changes in our results based on what we pay close attention to. Our next issue will deal with the movement of the creative process and how we can steer this process in the direction we prefer. Please join us for that discussion, too!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do to center my thoughts on the things I desire?”
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